Feb. 24, 1998
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --- The Providence College women's basketball fell to Seton Hall this evening in Alumni Hall, 66-63 on Friar Senior Day.
Seton Hall's Latoya Brookins stole the ball with 1:54 remaining in the game and fed to Danielle Golay for a layup with 1:48 remaining to give the Pirates a 64-63 lead. On Providence's next possession, Dana Simonelli's turn around jumper went in and out and Brookins grabbed the rebound. Seton Hall's Sandy Mitchell scored a baseline jumper at :15 to provide the winning margin.
Providence held a 36-33 edge at haltime and led for most of the second half. The Friars took their biggest lead of the second half, 45-40 on a three-pointer by Julie Wheeler at 14:40 making her the BIG EAST's all-time leader in three-point field goals with 155. The Pirates then scored six consecutive points, to take a 46-45 lead at 12:58. Providence then went ahead, 52-48, at 11:29 but the Pirates used a 7-1 run, to take a 55-53 lead at 8:13. The teams exchanged one-point leads until Golay scored the game-winning basket.
Sophomore Meghan Hinds tallied 20 points for Providence and also collected five boards. Simonelli scored 12 points and grabbed a team high eight boards for the Friars.
Providence won the rebound battle, 40-39 while Seton Hall shot 45% from the floor.
The loss gives the Friars a 10th place seed in the BIG EAST Tournament held at Rutgers beginning February 28th. PC will play 7th seed Boston College at 6:30 pm.
Providence falls to 10-16 overall and 6-12 in the BIG EAST.
Miami let PC back in the game after enjoying a 20 point, 52-32 lead at the half. PC started a run at the 11:05 mark after being down by a game high 26 points. PC went on a 23-8 run behind Wheeler's back to back three-pointers with 6:22 remaining. The Friars got the lead cut to six points on an Amy Dreschler (Rochester, NY ) 14 ft jumper with 1:54 remaining. Miami scored the next five points to give the Hurricanes the 90-79 win.
Providence falls to 10-12 overall and 6-8 in the BIG EAST.
Pairings for the BIG EAST Tournament will be released this evening by the BIG EAST office.